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January / February 2017

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Microsoft OneNote 2016 Do you scribble ideas on napkins and Post-Its? Or are precise outlines more your style? Whichever it is, OneNote's got you covered. Type, write or draw with the freehand feel of pen to paper. OneNote helps you create, organize and share notes, class lectures and class calendars online. It even records audio. Access your notes from anywhere, on any device. Classtree Classtree is a secure and private communication channel which manages e-signature, consent forms, real-time reporting, event reminders, announcements, surveys and photo sharing. Safe and easy way to deal with parents that saves you hours. No more missed permission slips! Duolingo Duolingo is a fun app to help you learn languages, and can complement classroom instruction. Multiple languages are available. Students get personalized feedback and practice, including conversations with smart bots, and you track their progress through a dashboard. (You can also brush up on a language before summer travel.) Google Calendar's Goals Goals can help you achieve your goals, whether it's reading more or working out regularly. The always-on digital assistant manages your schedule in real time. Did a staff meeting come up that creates a conflict? No problem. Goals will automatically shift things around. Facebook Messenger's M M is your personal assistant. Using human and artificial intelligence, it can help plan your day, shop for classroom supplies and warn you of rain. Group capabilities include holding "office hours" for students or parents, conference calls and group conversations — handy for class collaboration. Apps for All Innovative apps for class and more By Terry Ng Over a thousand apps are added every day to Apple and Google's app stores — there are now more than 4 million. Here are our picks of 2016 education-related apps. All are free for iOS and Android. 52 cta.org teaching & learning tech tips

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